Who knew your tourist tee could make such a fashion statement? In today's Designer DIY, we're drawing inspiration from 3.1 Phillip Lim's runway and giving our tourist tee an edgy makeover with studs, safety pins, and rhinestones. You'll love the result, so get started now. On Allison: Rebecca Taylor.
Super sales are good for us, but bad for our wallets. So, we admittedly had a fleeting moment of mixed feelings when luxury ecommerce site Net-A-Porter launched its annual blowout sale. But the amazing deals, going on now, have claimed far too much of our browser history to be ignored. See the pieces we're flipping out over but act fast, these pieces are sure to be snapped up quickly!
The heat is rising on Shopbop's Summer event. The retailer just added a slew of items to its sale, and trust us — you're going to need your credit card. With designers like 3.1 Phillip Lim and Matthew Williamson accounting for the majority of items marked down, there's not a bad apple in the bunch.
We're going to go ahead and say it: we think the floral 3.1 Phillip Lim ensemble Selena Gomez wore to Z100's Elvis Duran and the Morning Show in NYC is her coolest yet (we love seeing the sporty side of Selena!). The singer paired this Get It Girl tee ($150) with these relaxed botanical-print pants ($425), then added perfectly crisp Bionda Castana navy and ivory sandals ($584). Her finishing touches — a gold circle necklace and gold watch, both by House of Lavande Vintage — lent just enough shine. Score Selena's entire ensemble to wear together or mix and match the pieces with ones you already own. We love the idea of trying her sleeveless tee with boyfriend jeans and her floral trousers with a chambray or classic white button-down for another variation on Phillip Lim's very cool pieces.
White is an undeniably crisp Spring color, and when you throw white on top of white? Well, it makes for a double dose of freshness. Case in point: Lily Aldridge's latest NYC ensemble, which included Equipment's silky white button-down ($208) and these 3.1 Phillip Lim draped trousers ($375). Equally impressive were the model's add-ons: these adorable Charlotte Olympia kitty cat loafers ($825), Givenchy's black Pandora bag ($2,020), and cat-eye sunglasses. Score Lily's exact pieces below — but first, a few tips on perfecting white on white for day and night. Be sure to also check out more impeccable model street style here.
- Pick the white pieces that feel the most comfortable for you — it can be tees, tanks, jeans, skirts, shorts, etc.
- Like Lily, add nonwhite accessories for contrast. We especially love the mix of white with animal print.
- For an office-appropriate white-on-white look, try tucking a white silky blouse into a white pencil skirt, then finishing off with nude or black pumps.
- To make white work for night, add sexier details like strappy sandals and shiny jewels to dress it up.
Reese Witherspoon's 3.1 Phillip Lim Ava pumps ($179, originally $450) have helped amp up her Spring style, and now it's time they do the same for you — at 60 percent off! (Side note: we love how they share the same name as her daughter.) There are many things we adore about these colorblocked pumps: the two-tone detail makes them stand out among a sea of classic pumps, the mix of fuchsia and burgundy works well for day and night, plus the d'Orsay cut gives them a vintage flair. And, of course, the majorly discounted price tag means they won't break your budget. Win-win in our book. Work Reese's exact pumps into your Spring style, but first, read a few easy tips on how to get the most wear out of them.
- Follow Reese's lead, and dress up your favorite denim by pairing them with your colorblocked pumps. Finish with a chambray top for a fresh denim-on-denim outfit.
- For a classic look, wear these pumps with a little black or white dress for day or night.
- For an edgier evening look, sport your new pumps with leather — it can be a dress, skirt, shorts, or pants.
- For a work-appropriate ensemble, match your pumps with a silky button-down and cropped trousers.
We can't wait to shed all of our heavy Winter coats for lighter fare, and with warmer temps within reach, we're looking to update our wardrobe with the perfect Spring jacket. Our favorite styles this season range from chic trench coats — perfect for wearing with just about anything — to sportier renditions, like 3.1 Phillip Lim's gorgeous silk-embroidered bomber. To help you get on the right Spring track, we've handpicked 11 irresistible options (at all price points) for you to shop right now.
According the New York Fashion Week runways, Fall 2013 hair trends will likely lean in the direction of braids, ponytails, and '90s grunge. In short, there's something for everyone: slicked-back ponytails like we saw from stylist Orlando Pita at Michael Kors, milkmaid braids spotted at Alice + Olivia, and plenty of grungy texture, as lead stylist Paul Hanlon created on models' strands backstage at 3.1 Phillip Lim. Not convinced you can pull any of this off? Watch our video to discover all the tricks to Fall 2013 hairstyling.
Done up in ruddy-hued lips and strands styled with just a touch of texture, the models at 3.1 Phillip Lim's Fall 2013 show were urban girls with a bit of an edge. And in order to capture that sexy, naughty, dangerous vibe, Frédéric Fekkai lead stylist Paul Hanlon ensured models' hair texture was not too precise. But it was a reddish-brown lip look, conceptualized by makeup artist Francelle Daly for Nars, which really brought this downtown girl notion to life. All that was missing? A rocker boyfriend.
At first glance, it seemed as though the 3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2013 collection was picking up where the designer's Spring runway left off — the cool-girl '90s vibe carried through both offerings, but Fall's pieces were decidedly more modern, from the artful layers of jackets, coats, sweaters, and edgy motorcycle vests to the slim crossbody bags and knee-high sandal boots. Now that you've had the chance to see Lim's pieces in photographic form, just push play to watch the runway show in action.